Ellen Noel Passes Away

Ellen Noel
Ellen Noel

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Longtime supporter of the arts and philanthropist Ellen Noel died at the age of 94 today.

Noel was well known for her love of the arts supporting everything from the Globe of the Great Southwest to the Ellen Noel Art Museum.

Odessa's Volunteer of the Year Awards were even named after her.

Her and her husband W.D. "Bill" Noel moved to this area in the forties.

Noel's husband died in 1987.

Memorial services have been scheduled for 4 p.m. on Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

The family has asked that instead of sending them flowers to send the flowers or a donation to the Ellen Noel Art Museum.